Already 10 days are gone in 2008 and I just realized I didn't have time to write a post looking back at what happened during last year:
- 15 days before the beginning of 2007 I quit the job for the company I worked for since 1998
- in January I moved to Wellington, NZ, and started working for Calcium, a young and innovative software company
- in February I held my first presentation speaking in English at a Wellington UG meeting about NHibernate
- in March my old laptop started to slowly die
- in April I released the first version a personal Open Source project: CC.NET Monitor, a Vista Sidebar gadget to monitor the status of a CC.NET server (the latest version is 0.9.5)
- in May I've been video interviewed on MindScape's BrainDump
- in June I deployed the Subtextplugins website and started writing some documentation about SubText plugin development
- in July I released the latest version of my CC.NET Monitoring gadget and found out that the TFS 2008 power pack will include a gadget to monitor TFS 2008 team build that is almost the same as my gadget
- I realized that NZ is too far away from Europe, and in August I came back to Italy
- still in August I helped moving the UGIdotNET blog site to Subtext
- in September I had a speech about developing Vista Sidebar Gadget at the XE.NET user group meeting in Venice
- in October I organized the High Altitude UserGroup meeting
- again in October I co-founded the Italian ALT.NET usergroup
- in November, after working for 10 months (8 in NZ, 2 at home) for Calcium, I joined Avanade, a big multinational consulting company jointly owned by Microsoft and Accenture
- in December I bought my first Mac, started my first project with Avanade, held a survey on the usage of Ajax among .NET developers and finally had my first "real" holiday of the year (from Christmas to New Year's Eve)
Quite a busy year, isn't it?
How is going 2008 to be? Hopefully I'll not change 2 jobs in less than one year as I did in 2007.
And now let's talk about this blog. I posted quite a detailed overview of my first year of blogging last month, so I'm just going to re-apply Ayende's formula to calculate the most popular posts of 2007.
|How to make a Gmail-like loading indicator with ASP.NET Ajax||17519||718||33||271120||1139|
|.NET Ajax Survey results||6259||500||9||99200||4960|
|Vista Gadget for CruiseControl.NET - CC.NET Monitor for Vista Sidebar 0.5||4502||549||11||73405||273|
I also added to the formula an indicator of popularity/age of post, and as you can see, using this last counter, the winner is the post with the results of the survey about the usage of Ajax among .NET developers (also thanks to the link in CodeProject Insider newsletter which brought to the post around 3500 visitors in 2 days).
I wish you all a wonderful 08.